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Optimizing The Fourth Trimester
by Dr. Tami Rowen, MD, MS & Dr. Nichelle Haynes, DO & Dr. Ashley Rawlins, PT, DPT
An expert-created class designed for women after birth to optimize physical, mental, and sexual health.
This class features 3 women’s health experts: Dr. Tami Rowen, MD - a Board-Certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Dr. Nichelle Haynes, MD- a Board-Certified Psychiatrist, and Dr. Ashley Rawlins, DPT - a Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist.
In 6 lessons, learn the impact birth can have on women’s physical, mental, and sexual health, understand what experiences are normal, and learn expert-recommended best practices to thrive during the postpartum time.
Actionable items designed to incorporate in your everyday life.
Take this class for FREE until October 31st
What You'll Learn
Sex After BabyDr. Rowen discusses the many important physical, psychological, and social changes that occur during the postpartum period.
Sexual Desire PostpartumDr. Rowen discusses an important and common issue for women in the postpartum period, the lack of sex. Gain insight through learning what drives sexual desire and what the brain and body “need” during the postpartum time.
Baby Blues vs PPDIs what I’m feeling normal? Dr. Haynes will cover the basics of what to expect from your mood in the postpartum period and how to know if what you’re experiencing is normal or not.
Planning PostpartumDr. Haynes discusses how your mental health may be impacted by birth and motherhood and identifies ways to ensure you’re in the best mental health space.
Safe Satisfying SexThinking about sex after pregnancy may bring up a variety of feelings. Dr. Rawlins provides tips on how to safely return to sex in the postpartum period.
Postpartum TLCDr. Rawlins talks through how to care for your pelvic floor after delivery. This is the time to give tender, love, and care to your vagina and vulva.
Meet Your Instructors
Dr. Tami Rowen, MD, MS
Dr. Tami Rowen is an obstetrician and gynecologist who specializes in sexual health and gynecological care for women with disabilities, women with cancer, and transgender individuals. Rowen also provides routine prenatal care, family planning services, and management of both routine and complex gynecological conditions. She provides surgical and medical treatment for conditions including abnormal uterine bleeding, fibroids, adnexal masses (growths near the uterus and related structures), cervical dysplasia (precancerous cells on the cervix), and endometriosis.
Rowen is an internationally recognized expert in sexual health. She serves on the board for the International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health and as an associate editor for the Journal of Sexual Medicine. She has conducted studies in developing countries on family planning as well as safe motherhood.
Dr. Nichelle Haynes, DO
Dr. Nichelle Haynes is a board-certified psychiatrist who practices perinatal psychiatry where she focuses on helping people optimize their mental health during infertility, pregnancy, postpartum, and parenting.
She practices in Austin Texas where she lives with her husband and 2 young boys. Dr. Haynes believes everyone deserves to enjoy the journey toward parenthood and spends much of her free time on social media educating about mental health.
Dr. Ashley Rawlins, PT, DPT
Ashley is a doctor of physical therapy. She has advanced certification in the treatment of Pelvic Health and Obstetric Health (CAPP-Pelvic, CAPP-OB). She specializes in the treatment of pelvic floor muscle dysfunctions including pelvic pain, sexual dysfunction, pregnancy-related pain, postpartum recovery, and bowel and bladder dysfunction. She is a practicing clinician, educator, and author in the field of women's health physiotherapy.
She has taught courses on women’s health physical therapy to physical therapy students in Dallas, has provided education to groups throughout the community, as well as assisting in teaching continued education courses to physical therapists and other healthcare professionals. Her most important job is being a wife and mother to her silly, active little boy and sassy, precious daughter. She enjoys running, yoga, hiking, dancing, or anything that gets her moving and is always up for trying the newest fitness or wellness trends.
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